SENIORS: Think Your Pension / Retirement is Safe?

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Canada lags behind the U.S., U.K., and E.U. when it comes to protecting pensioners from financially distressed employers. Robert Bernier, who worked 39 years for Sears, wrote to CARP, “I worked my butt off for this company [Sears] only to realize that they are looking out for themselves and to hell with employees.”

Many companies’ retired employees are going to be experiencing this in the near future as the world changes and more and more products and services are sold online. As Wanda Morris, CARP’s VP of Advocacy said, “When companies declare bankruptcy, pensioners are given short shrift. The assets that are available go to secured creditors and executives, who often walk away with their wallets unscathed.”

Add to that the ongoing rise in prices of drugs, medical services, eyeglasses, dentistry, accommodation, and food, and we realize that we need to speedily prepare some additional, stable sources of income, and I’m not talking about Network Marketing or some other scheme. Relying on the government, pensions, and relatives – our adult children often lose interest when we become too much work or too costly, or when their spouse or live-in lover doesn’t like the idea of supporting us, especially when darling stepchildren are involved – is farcical.

As Seniors, we are part of the biggest, fastest -growing demographic in the U.S. and Canada, and that Seniors have increasingly urgent needs. We understand other Seniors and their problems and needs.

A smart man once said, “Dig the well before you thirst.” That applies to all of us, doesn’t it? Waiting around, hoping that things to improve is a mug’s game, to say the least, and often, we wait just too long; by the time we’re ready, it’s too late. Many of us can attest to that.

Another clever fellow said, “Business is to find a need and fill it.” You don’t want to be selling ice to Eskimos.

Add to that one more truism by Zig Ziglar, “You can get anything you want out of life if you’re prepared to help enough other people to get what they want,” and you have a formula for success.

Stop wasting your retirement nest egg, your future security, on cruises, unnecessary purchases, and bribing your kids and grandchildren to spend time with you, and consider investing in your future security and stability. Let’s talk about how you can participate in our business of helping Seniors – call me direct: 604.785.2536 – I’m on Pacific Time – or contact me and I will call you. No pressure, no obligation, I promise.

Robin Elliott

 

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Crows, Books, and Balloons

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They say that, when an organ grinder wants to discipline his performing monkey, he kills a chicken in front of the monkey. If he hits the monkey, it will become too skittish and intimidated to perform well in the future. Which brings me to crows.

In Vancouver, we have a problem with crows at times; people complain that they rip up their lawns. So smart me, I think up a solution: Blow up balloons and put them all over your lawn. Then, when Mr. Crow shows up for work, take your trusty pellet gun and shoot the balloon closest to him. Don’t shoot the crow! Crows, being very smart fellows, will soon learn that your lawn is scarier and less predictable than that of your pot smoking, barely lucid neighbor, and they will pop over to his place to rip things up. I thought I was pretty smart thinking that up. (Like sending the burglars and home invaders over to your socialist neighbour who is afraid of guns.)

Then I read in the Vancouver Sun that many thousands of lawns throughout the Lower Mainland are being ruined as crows, raccoons and skunks tear up turf to get to tasty chafer grubs, and that chafers have been with us for the past 14 years – but that there are still many people like me who do not know what is going on. So they offered a little background and advice:

“European chafers first arrived in New Westminster in 2001, hidden in nursery stock shipped from Eastern Canada, where they have been a problem since the 1940s. The crows, skunks, and raccoons love to dine on the white grubs which are feeding on the roots of grass. But the crows, skunks, and raccoons are actually doing a good job of pest control. They are nature’s agents, digging and eating the juicy grubs before they have a chance to turn into a mature beetle that flies off to reproduce and perpetuate the cycle of destruction. Let the crows and raccoons do their job.”

 WELL! That made me realize how ill-informed I have been because all I heard was homeowners complaining about crows and raccoons. Isn’t it the same when it comes to most things? A little bald man rushing around selling overpriced balloons and pellet guns as a “solution” to the “crow problem” may not be quite as good as it seems to be.

And most people are just as ill-informed as I was regarding crows and lawns when it comes to politics. That’s why they vote for Trudeau and Obama and the NDP and the Greens and allow Cultural Marxism to run amock in their schools, brainwashing their kids and messing their values up: they are ill-informed, they don’t read, and they watch the government-controlled socialist media and movies and TV shows that are programmed to program. They urge people to “be kind” to “refugees” and “accepting” to the LGBT mob. They have no idea what is going on.

I will never forget the time I asked a fellow what the last book was that he had read and he replied indignantly, “I don’t read books – I’m too manly to read books.” Sad. Very sad.

Time to smarten up, learn about things that affect you and your family and business, associate with people who actually know what is going on in the world, and be quick to admit it when you realize you were misled, brainwashed, hoodwinked, or simply uninformed.

Robin Elliott

 

 

 

Women Were Made for Motherhood

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“If I have a female lawyer in front of me and it doesn’t matter what she has achieved, and next to her is a mother of five, six, seven children, and they are in great health and well educated by her, then I want to say, From the eternal point of view of the eternal value of our people, the woman who is able to have children and  raised them and thereby gave our people the ability to live in the future – has achieved more. She assists us to avoid the death of our people.”

Add to this quote the fact that the lawyer, if she did deign to breed, would probably have relegated the raising of her offspring to a mercenary nursemaid of questionable abilities, likely of a different race, and with a low IQ, or, worse still, an androgynous “Stay-at-Home-Dad” type who couldn’t make it in the workplace and who waddled about, foisting his fumbling parenting skills on vulnerable children in between his video game sessions.

After all, this lawyer would argue, they needed” the money – how else could she afford her beauty parlour sessions, leased, luxury car, tattoos, et al? Her biggest mistake was either marrying a man who was incapable of making enough money to provide for his family or falling for the lie of Cultural Marxist Feminism.

Julie Beck said, “There is eternal influence and power in motherhood.”

The family is the most important building block of a strong society, and it is, therefore, the prime target of the Liberals. Lee Iacocca wrote, “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works is the family.” And W.R. Wallace wrote, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” One can’t be a part-time mother; it is the most important job in the world, and it only works properly when there is a father involved in raising the children, too. And children need their parents and their grandparents.

Sheri L. Drew wrote, “Motherhood is more than bearing children; it is the essence of who we are as women.” 

David McKay wrote, “Motherhood is the greatest potential influence either for good or ill in human life. The mother’s image is the first that stamps itself on the unwritten page of the young child’s mind. It is her caress that first awakens a sense of security; her kiss, the first realization of affection; her sympathy and tenderness, the first assurance that there is love in the world.”

Robin Elliott

P.S. You may be interested to learn, as was I, that the quote about the lawyer and the mother was by the same man who banned vivisection and the testing of drugs on animals and animal cruelty, insisted on the end of pornography, campaigned against smoking, prohibited the sale of alcohol to minors, banned the inhuman ritual slaughter of animals as kosher and halal, and much more, was Adolf Hitler.

 

 

What is Cultural Marxism?

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The four things Marx talks about to control a society are:

  1. Destroy the Family
  2. Destroy Private Property
  3. Destroy Religion, particularly Christendom
  4. Destroy the Nation – Global Government

What you end up with is the Gulag.

Almost every movie that Hollywood puts out today must depict characters with at least one of the following attributes:

  1. The protagonist and/or the antagonist are divorced.
  2. The female is dominant, controlling, violent, and/or one-up on men.
  3. The male is aloof, feminine, overly sensitive, and/or cheating.
  4. Somewhere in the family, at least one immediate member is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or a womens’ Liber.
  5. Out of proportion amount of blacks in leading roles.
  6. Seniors – the elderly – are mainly White, so they are poorly represented and often mocked.
  7. Women run the family; men are willing fools.

Often, attributes are mixed in various proportions.

In Hollywood movies, the Whites have almost disappeared from positions of being heroes. In their place, blacks are cast are being very responsible, moral, wise, decent, godlike figures – active displacement of whites as media images, completely out of proportion with real demographics. Whites generally play the criminal roles, dishonest, weak, subservient, as opposed to strong black roles, scientists, computer analysts, teachers and professors to whom Whites go for advice – the displacement from center stage to the periphery for Whites. This is the preparation of Whites for their displacement in the culture as a whole through the mass import of “refugees” and intermarriage. Reality is denied.

When you note the characteristics of the leaders who are foisted upon Western nations: Obama, Trudeau, Macron, and Merkel, you see the role models that embody the above deviant characteristics. Nikita Kruschev said, “Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all. Berlin is the testicle of the West. When I want the West to scream, I squeeze on Berlin.”

The website, SmashCulturalMarxism.com is highly recommended. For Marxists, all allegiances to family, race, sovereignty, homogeneity, nationalism, and culture are seen as major obstacles to the communist takeover. In order to remove resistance, it will have to be crushed and eroded within every White person. The achievers and producers must be brought down to the same level as the lazy, the losers, the failures, the parasites, the less intelligent, so they send the message that we’re all the same, and that diversity is good. That is how you make everyone “equal.” Read Atlas Shrugged and 1984.

“Racism” offenses (only by Whites), hate speech laws, gender confusion, mass immigration, immorality, the systematic promotion of sexual deviances in society,  an unreliable legal system with bias against the victims of the crimes, Feminism/Man-Hating, low birthrates amongst Whites – and “Political Correctness” all result from the Frankfurt School. We truly do live in an Orwellian dystopia if people really believe that diversity is a strength. The media, Hollywood, governments, and social media are working hand-in-hand to impose strict censorship on free speech and any orther resistance to the Cutural Marxist agenda.

“Our task is not to tell the truth; we are opinion moulders.” ~ Walter Cronkite.

Robin Elliott

His Master’s Voice

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His Master’s Voice is a now-famous trademark in the recording industry – the unofficial name of a major British record label. This phrase was coined in the 1890’s as the title of a painting of a dog listening to a wind-up disc gramophone. That’s not what I’m talking about.

This website reveals some fascinating information which sets the stage for the analogy I wish to apply later. We read, “The bugle was essential to all military communication until its displacement by electronics. The primary bugler was assigned to the headquarters staff and kept close to the commander at the front. Soldiers were quick to learn the calls of the bugle, and on a routine day at least four, and as many as ten were made.

“Today the sound of the bugle is heard across Army Forts from early morning to late at night. Literally, the bugle regulates the soldier’s day. In a bow to the modern electronic age, the calls are recorded, then broadcast on schedule through loudspeakers located around the post. Bugle calls are musical signals that announce scheduled and certain non-scheduled events on an Army installation.”

And then we read that in 1867, Major Truman Seymour prepared a definitive system of calls with the object of eliminating the confusion evident during the Civil War. Bugle calls were standardized for all branches of the Army. Before that, each section of each division had its own bugle player, who was capable of up to 27 distinct bugle calls, each meaning something different to the troops. The enlisted soldier’s life was regulated by bugle calls: the daily routine included breakfast, dinner, and supper calls; fatigue call, drill call, stable and water calls, sick call, and taps.

Christians today find themselves in a wide variety of church denominations, sects, and cults, the doctrines, teachings, and emphases of which can be divisive and confusing, much like bugle calls from different bugle players before 1867. This leads to animosity, confusing, finger-pointing, accusations of not being “real” Christians, and worse. We need a common basis for deciding what defines a Christian to avoid division, because, as we know, the Devil understands the concept of Divide and Rule, and he zeroes in on any weaknesses in the body of Christ.

What is the core of Christianity? What is our Master’s voice on this matter? What beliefs denote a Christian? What is the foundation upon which different dogmas, creeds, and instructions are built, along with legalism, salvation by works, and more? By defining these essential criteria and keeping it all very simple, I believe a lot of painful alienation and rupture can be avoided.

Those who claim to be “Interdenominational” need to be first in line to prayerfully ponder this matter before prescribing these pointers for those considering association with them, many of whom may have previously avoided joining them for fear of rejection.

Robin Elliott

Turn on the Light at the End of Your Tunnel

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“There’s light at the end of the tunnel” is such a cliche that most people don’t even hear it anymore, however, there is a lot of truth in this analogy. There is either light or there isn’t. It’s better to turn the light on yourself that to hope or wait for someone else, least of all the government, to do it for you. So how can you do it?

I acknowledge that there is an astonishing assortment of tunnels. Emotional pain, whether it be imagined or real, or physical pain, whether temporary or permanent, increasing or subsiding, or financial pain, the dark, seemingly neverending tunnel is often lonely and frightening. We feel trapped and frequently at the end of our tether. Sometimes, we feel as though our situation is hopeless!

When it comes to physical and emotional pain, be careful not to grab at straws. There are myriad con artists and scammers out there ready to steal your money and feed on your desperation, from religious cranks to “holistic” healers and “alternative” health healers – witchdoctors who are no different from their African equivalents, except that they dress in modern-day attire. All I can say is that Christianity and Buddhism have worked for me regarding emotional pain.

I would like to address financial pain – your “money tunnel.” It’s running out faster than it’s coming in, there seem no ready solutions, and too many desperately rely on government hand-outs, which are designed to enslave you and turn you into a willing voter. Others, the parasites among us, drain the coffers of their relatives, spouses, friends, and anyone dumb enough to help them and enable them. Those who cannot help themselves are entitled to help from others who can afford to do so; I’m not referring to them.

Andy Stanley, in his book, Ask It, says we should ask three questions, and each is linked to the other two. When you consider a solution,

First, “What is the wise thing to do in the light of my past experiences?”

Second, before you decide, ask this, “What is the wise thing to do in the light of my present circumstances?” (They may be different from the circumstances in the past.)

And Third, ask, “What is the wise thing to do in the light of my future hopes, dreams, and goals?

All three together will provide you with a solid decision-making process. Naturally, you can run your decision by others who are wise, caring, experienced in the same situation or business, and who don’t have some agenda or ulterior, selfish motive regarding your decision. But ultimately, it;s your life and your decision. You know yourself.

Many times, we’re tempted to give up, write ourselves off, assume it’s too late, or we’re too old, or we can’t afford it, and whatever else. Remember, you don’t need the skills – you can work with others who do have the skills. Like Elon Musk and Henry Ford and many others. And every resource you need in business – be it money, access, connections, equipment, whatever, is already available through someone else, if you offer a win/win reason for them to share it with you. Someone else has what you need.

When my business partner and I created IPS Safety Inc., a North American company that provides security and safety for Seniors and savings and peace of mind for their caregivers, we based the system on our many years of successful experience in business and our complementary skill sets, plus my 30 years of specializing in Collaboration and Leverage. We created an opportunity that will fit anyone who is serious and driven and who we are certain will succeed. It is an excellent business opportunity and one way that you could create a bright, lasting light at the end of your money tunnel.

Robin Elliott       IPS Safety Inc.

Jumping Over Your Own Shadow

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George Orwell wrote in his monumental book, “1984,” “Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past. The very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. Lies will pass into history.” Yes, history is being replaced by lies – by force. And in order to control the past, or rather, the perception of the past, concerted brainwashing, along with persecution of those who don’t sing the company song, is necessary.

Orwell also wrote, “In our age, there is no such thing as ‘keeping out of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.” And Western politicians are mercenary narcissists, serving the big money puppetmasters who put them into power.

In today’s world, the truth is unwelcome, and those who share it are persecuted. So those who know what is going on need to rethink our approach to the world and our exposure to it. We need to secure protection and alternative means of communication. We are increasingly at risk, as are some of our loved ones and our businesses. We need to acknowledge that we are living in the Country of the Blind. Atlas has not yet shrugged, but we can learn from that important tome. It is 1984. Decisions need to be made.

The trite, uninformed, programmed responses from shallow minded, low-IQ proles who rely on government-controlled media and their semi-literate, oblivious friends for their information, don’t read books, eschew any information that doesn’t fit their preconceived ideas (cognitive dissonance), vote Liberal/NDP/Democrat and snigger at Trump, smoke pot to remain in their semi-comatose state, and intermarry with their inferiors, are unimportant to objective, intelligent people. What they think matters less than dog feces on the far side of the trail of life.

Endeavouring to change stupid or educate people is like trying to jump over your own shadow; don’t waste your time. It’s time to plan for the inevitable and cleanse our contact lists and associations.

Robin Elliott

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Make Choices, Reap the Rewards in Kind

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Oscar Wilde‘s mother dressed her vulnerable child like a girl and showed him off to her friends for the first six years of his life. He became one of London’s most popular playwrights in the early 1890s and a celebrated author, at the peak of his society, and then the seeds sown by his mother germinated, and he fell to the lowest possible level of disgrace and degradation. Perverse parents who allow their defenseless children to choose their own genders are sowing to the wind; they will reap the whirlwind.

In 2004, the Swedish Ambassador to South Africa said on the radio that were it not for Sweden’s anti-Apartheid propaganda financing, the ANC would not have taken over South Africa in 1994 under the leadership of Mandela. Since 1994, a staggering 300,000 people have been murdered, and the once beautiful, highly successful country has become a criminal state. Not only has government become corrupt to the core, as exemplified by the R60 billion arms deal, but South Africa is also the preferred domicile of hundreds of foreign crime syndicates.

South Africa has been transformed into a den of iniquity, the international crime capital, and centre for drug-trafficking, prostitution, money laundering, child pornography, rape, murder, car hijacking, and more, with fifty murders and many more rapes per day. Believe the lies of the travel agents and Western media at your peril.

We read in the Gospel of Mark, “And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.”  A tiny amount of leaven, or yeast, can cause bread to rise. Seemingly small decisions can have devastating consequences.

The Swedes subsequently decided to take their own perverse advice, importing thousands of Africans under the popular guise of “refugee,” and the calamitous results are evident to all, and unending, since the imports breed like flies and Swedes don’t. I think to myself, “Karma is a bitch, Sweden.” Talk about Schadenfreude…

Every thought, decision, action, and word will bring consequences, and simply because the effect is not immediately evident doesn’t mean those consequences are not on their way. Plant a few weeds in your beautiful flower garden, and soon the flowers will be gone. And it all starts with the way we think, what and how we think: our values.

By controlling our input – where we go and what we see, read, and hear, and whom we associate with, we can gain control of our thoughts, and therefore our futures. “The best way to predict the future,” said Peter Drucker, “is to create it.” We’re doing that all the time. And the future starts NOW.

Robin Elliott

The Battle for Your Mind

 

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On a political and philosophical level, this excerpt from an excellent article sent to me by a friend is revealing: “We are engaged in a war between two philosophies: dependence vs. independence, blind obedience vs. responsibility, passiveness vs. creativity, apathy vs. action, fear vs. fascination, blind belief vs. discovery, doubt vs. confidence, superstition vs. understanding.” Yes, 1984 has arrived.

In their excellent book, “Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind,” the first book to deal with the problems of communicating to a skeptical, media-blitzed public, Al Reis and Jack Trout, also the authors of the life-changing book, “Horse Sense,” describe a revolutionary marketing approach to creating a “position” in a prospective customer’s mind – one that reflects your company’s strengths and weaknesses as well as those of its competitors. But business positioning and developing a Unique Selling Proposition and buying criteria is only one aspect of the battle for our minds.

Business positioning and developing a Unique Selling Proposition and buying criteria is only one aspect of the battle for our minds.

On a foundational spiritual level, which permeates, colours, and persuades every aspect of our lives, the battle is even more intense.

It all comes down to the philosophy we choose, in so far as choosing our faith or religion or spiritual path. This will influence every aspect of our lives: our perception, interpretation, and reaction regarding all circumstances, challenges, and opportunities which we encounter in our lives, and the consequences of those choices. All all the above come down to only one choice: Are you a victim, or are you in charge of your life?

The governments and their propaganda machines – the media, Hollywood, their laws and their minions – want you to be a stupid, godless, perverted, unfit, obese, uninformed, brainwashed, drugged, addicted, impotent nothing that will vote for instant gratification and their bread and circuses. Why? Because what challenges them is the family, Christianity, white people, heterosexual people, educated, informed, values-driven, courageous people who will stand against them. They use Cultural Marxism to destroy their enemies.

It is our choice whether or not we wish to participate in their evil programs. It is a battle for our minds.

Robin Elliott

Seniors: It’s Been Too Good – Now the Reckoning

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I regularly hear of Seniors here in Canada who know it’s time to downsize to a home that doesn’t have stairs, yet they refuse to give up their large homes. I see the devastating effect of debt and obesity. And I know where it all stems from. Physical and financial health are the most important concerns for Seniors in North America. Falls, Elder Abuse, Dementia, Alzheimers, Wandering, Loneliness, lack of help and lack of money are the realities of old age.

Let’s start out by looking at where we stand right now in North America regarding wastefulness, gluttony, debt, and some other effects of poor self-discipline and easy abundance.

It is estimated that Americans throw away around $62 million worth of coins every year. 30% to 40% of the food supply is wasted in the US, equal to more than 20 pounds of food per person per month. For an American family of four, the average value of discarded produce is nearly $1,600 annually. The average American throws away around 65 pounds of clothing per year. In 2010, Americans got rid of 152 million cell phones and other mobile devices – often simply because they wanted the latest gadget, not because they needed it.

Canadians throw away more per person than anyone else in the developed world.  In 2009, we generated 777 kilograms of municipal waste per person, that’s over one-third more than the average of all the other countries examined. We use double the amount of water as other countries and nine times the water used per person in Denmark.

Gluttony accounts for the fact that in the US, adult obesity rates now exceed 35 percent in five states and tops 30 percent in 25 states. West Virginia has the highest adult obesity rate at 37.7 percent and Colorado has the lowest at 22.3 percent. A 2004 study called the Canadian Community Health Survey, found 29% of Canadians 18 and older were obese and 41% more were overweight (as determined by body mass index).

Debt levels from governments on down to cities, States, Provinces, and individuals in North America are obvious to all. And spoiled, entitled adult children who financially abuse their aged parents is ubiquitous. I knew a loser who, at the age of 63, was still borrowing money from his elderly mother and living off his wife’s income. Lack of physical exercise – people drive everywhere in their cars or order stuff online. Broken marriages: the probability that married people in the US would make it for 20 years was 52% for women and 56% for men. That means about half of the marriages fail. What’s more disturbing is that more and more people just live together and prefer not to get married at all. It amazes me that women are so desperate and have such low self-esteem that they allow it.

I won’t even start on smoking, marijuana, alcohol, prescription drugs, and promiscuity.

And the consequences of those decisions, those bad choices, tend to come to a head as we age. All the above speaks to one major cause: Most of us are spoilt rotten, undisciplined, lazy, greedy, fat, in debt, and weak.  It’s very hard to change one’s habits and preferences on the spur of the moment, to suddenly acquire self-discipline, start saving and becoming frugal, start losing weight and exercising self-control when you realize you’re getting old and your body is paying the price of all your bad choices.

Many Seniors don’t have support systems, wills, savings, or plans for the future. Our adult children often lose interest when we become too much work or too costly, or when their spouse of live-in lover doesn’t like the idea of supporting us, especially when the darling stepchildren are involved. The sooner we stand back and objectively evaluate our lives, our lifestyles, our habits, weaknesses, choices, and options, the better.

As I stated, physical and financial health are the most important concerns for Seniors in North America. Falls, Elder Abuse, Dementia, Alzheimers, Wandering, Loneliness, lack of help and lack of money are the realities of old age. Let’s come to terms with that. Living in denial and putting off important decisions is not a good choice.

Robin Elliott IPS Safety Inc.